Book Review: The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown

The Wild Robot Escapes (The Wild Robot, #2)The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Peter Brown’s charming sequel to The Wild Robot offers everything I wanted in the second installment–more adventures and illustrations of Roz the robot! It looks like this is going to turn into a whole series, which I highly recommend for any middle grade reader, or even as a read-aloud for younger little ones. These are new classics in the making. The focus on compassion, problem-solving, and the bravery to follow through on one’s convictions is such great stuff for all of us to remember.

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Book Review: Walking Your Octopus by Brian Kesinger

Walking Your Octopus: A Guidebook to the Domesticated CephalopodWalking Your Octopus: A Guidebook to the Domesticated Cephalopod by Brian Kesinger
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This guidebook is an absolute delight for the eyes and the mind, whether you’re a Victorian about town or a cephalapod waiting for its forever home. The charms of these whimsical illustrations are unlimited, and I can’t wait to get my hands on Kesinger’s subsequent octo-oriented titles! I smiled the whole way through.

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